User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:59 pm

Hello Turkish Aviations fans from a very warm Istanbul evening;

You can find last month’s thread here :
viewtopic.php?p=20132465#p20132465

Please continue here:
-Looks like the new airport will be open on Oct 29, 2018 as planned. Here are few details from a January 2018 article written by TK’s ex-press secretary Ali Genc; the transfer from IST to IGA will commence on Oct 30th. For 48 hrs all foreign airlines will stop flying to Istanbul, Onur and Atlas will stop flying for the next 24 hours. And finally TK will stop operations for the last 12 hours. At the end of two days all airlines will be flying to IGA. TK will go to winter schedule early and cancel some flights to help out the transfer situation. Cargo ops and Food Services will remain at IST for some time.
This is the summary. I am sure “mafaky” will have more details this month.
Very demanding transfer schedule to be completed in 48 hours, let’s see how it goes. Again I was near the construction site last week and the terminal/the tower looks almost complete from a distance and it is an enormous structure to say the least.
-TK has an agreement with Airbus for 20+5 A350 on top of 20+20 LOI for Boeing’s 787-9.
-There were news that Canada offered 3 weekly slots to TK for YVR, but TK insisting on daily slots.
-“LAXintl” mentioned about a 2028 plan for big facilities at the new airport - 16 WB 24NB bay MRO complex under design.
-About the 5 parallel runways at IGA. SFO had 3 incidents in 6 months on its 28L/R runways. With 5 almost parallel runways at IGA, have do they plan to avoid problems; landing on wrong runways…. 35LCR, 35LR?
-TK starts 24 Feb; Freetown: (İstanbul-Ouagadougou-Freetown-Ouagadougou-İstanbul) 2 x weekly

As always, safe flights and happy landings to all, welcome.
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 22661
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:07 pm

TK787 wrote:
Very demanding transfer schedule to be completed in 48 hours, let’s see how it goes.


If this is what actually happens come October then it will either be a PR success or nightmare ! Time will tell..
 
User avatar
BOEING777EK
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 2:09 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:09 pm

Part's for Corendon's first 737MAX 8 has been ferried to Renton early due to Monarch becoming bankrupt. Corendon took Monarch's delivery slot.
 
User avatar
william
Posts: 2763
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:27 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju6FJ8qRTtk

Impressive to have been built in five years even if its phase 1.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 22618
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:14 am

Waiting on this years Super Bowl commercial for TK. This one features Dr. Mehmet Oz.

They released a 10-second teaser spot
http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/d ... g-flights/

Also a good PR opportunity, TK rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange on January 30th. Normally only companies listed on the exchange and special guest are given the honors, but TK this year is sponsoring the Empire State Building Run-Up event on February 7th and was invited by sponsors to ring the bell.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:02 am

I just flew my first Onur Air flight last night. IST-AYT on a A320. Your typical LCC experience. After we took our seats, there was an announcement that for 25TL extra we can move to the exit rows. I wanted to, they acknowledged but during the rush of getting the plane ready for take off, did not happen. My colleagues surprised me and got me a model OnurAir A330 on board, that was nice. But again, when it was time for me to order a drink from the cart, it was time to land and without asking they stopped the service and packed the carts:(
I got from A to B on time and safely, that's all.
**By the way, IST was a big crowded mess. Traffic to reach the terminals very probably the worst I've ever seen. Bumper to bumper traffic to enter the airport, close to 20 minutes :(
 
Flightsimboy
Posts: 1633
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:49 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:09 pm

I had posted the trip from Canada in the Jan 2018 thread. That is now locked, so I am adding the return to Canada in this thread.

https://youtu.be/CfDvOVRDZRU

And once again the trip from Canada here :)

https://youtu.be/TJDxw5_hwzA

Love Turkish Airlines. Now what is left is to actually go to Turkey and experience Istanbul!!

PS: What did you all think of Sam Chui's experience on TK. Would be so nice to travel up front someday on TK.
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 22661
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:46 pm

TK787 wrote:
**By the way, IST was a big crowded mess. Traffic to reach the terminals very probably the worst I've ever seen. Bumper to bumper traffic to enter the airport, close to 20 minutes :(


Was there a reason for this? Day of week/season/road works etc? When I was there before Christmas it was quite smooth.
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:22 pm

-Nice TR and video, thanks for sharing.
-OA260, I am not sure if there was a reason. Thursday night flight out of IST around 11pm. No road work, no lane closures; just, way too many people everywhere. Traffic was bad getting close to the airport but once on the airport road to reach the arched entrance to the airport, it was pretty much stop and go for about 15-20 min.
 
stylo777
Posts: 2313
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:32 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:34 pm

I think the kids are on midyear holidays but nights are usually a bit busier (like the mornings)
 
Blerg
Posts: 622
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:42 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:12 pm

I am on FR24 and I noticed that many flights, both arriving and departing from IST, have huge delays. Many are circling around the city. Any special reason for that? From what I know there are no storms in the area
 
aldrigsomandre
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:30 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm

Blerg wrote:
I am on FR24 and I noticed that many flights, both arriving and departing from IST, have huge delays. Many are circling around the city. Any special reason for that? From what I know there are no storms in the area


According to the weather data, there's a storm going on in Istanbul at the moment.
 
Blerg
Posts: 622
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:42 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 pm

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Blerg wrote:
I am on FR24 and I noticed that many flights, both arriving and departing from IST, have huge delays. Many are circling around the city. Any special reason for that? From what I know there are no storms in the area


According to the weather data, there's a storm going on in Istanbul at the moment.


Thanks, makes sense now.
 
User avatar
TK105
Posts: 520
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:26 pm

Just landed into IST from DXB and waiting my ESB flight TK2182. Being a bad weather magnet, again it was bad weather like the terrible storm last summer. We had to circle around for 45min, not to bad given the conditions. Actually this is my new routine for IST.
The future is in the skies.
 
User avatar
TK105
Posts: 520
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:14 pm

By the way, TK2178 the previous flight to ESB just returned to IST. Looking at the fire fighter vehicles on FR24, it may be an emergency landing.
The future is in the skies.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 22618
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:48 am

TK Super Bowl advert with Dr. Oz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvicqMrAHvQ
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
Fuling
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:41 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:50 am

The Super Bowl ad is very un-inspirational. Quite a disappointment, I was expecting more. Am I alone in thinking this?
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:16 am

Very impressive IMHO. Big production and it shows.
There might be two concerns; why Dr. OZ?? and why so Eastern feeling.
Out of the 5 vingettes ( Northern Lights in Asia, Divers in the US, horseback riding in Namibia, Food lover in China, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul) most are Eastern looking and feeling. No European touch. Maybe in another edit to be aired in Europe we see more of Europe.
Also nice trick to put Dr.OZ inside 330 Business class with 2-2-2 seating, but show 77W at the end :)
I say, well done TK. I say it would have been much better with another spokesperson.
 
User avatar
DIRECTFLT
Posts: 1413
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:00 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:36 am

TK787 wrote:
Very impressive IMHO. Big production and it shows.
There might be two concerns; why Dr. OZ??


Probably because Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Dr. Oz) is a Turkish-American. He was born in 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Suna and Mustafa Öz, who had emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Oz
Smoothest Ride so far ~ AA A300B4-600R ~~ Favorite Aviation Author ~ Robert J. Serling
 
User avatar
TK105
Posts: 520
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:38 am

TK105 wrote:
By the way, TK2178 the previous flight to ESB just returned to IST. Looking at the fire fighter vehicles on FR24, it may be an emergency landing.

Here you can find a short news about this flight:

http://m.airporthaber.com/thy-haberleri ... dondu.html
The future is in the skies.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 22618
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:43 am

Dr. Oz is just another celebrity which TK signed ongoing deal with. Earlier in 2017 he even hosted his show inflight onboard a IST-JFK flight.

As part of the collaboration, TK and Dr Oz are launching a project called “Fly Good Feel Good” centered on healthy eating and lifestyle which includes media appearances, onboard video and printed materials, and social media events to highlight TK brand further.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:18 am

TK to start flights to Moroni, Comoros. An Island off the Coast of Tanzania, with a population of 800,000. It is just amazing how far TK is trying to reach.
 
JUANTRIPPEJR
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:31 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:19 am

TK787 wrote:
TK to start flights to Moroni, Comoros. An Island off the Coast of Tanzania, with a population of 800,000. It is just amazing how far TK is trying to reach.

Will that be non-stop (A330) or with a stop (B737-900ER)? Moroni is the capital of Grande Comore, one of the 3 islands that make up the Comoros (country). The 4th island, Mayotte, is a French territory. Yemenia used to fly there regularly and transported many Comorans living in France. Emirates served the Comoros in the 1990s on its way to JNB. I traveled with EK to the Comoros and the airport was a big mess. Seat assignments were done manually and several people had the same seat numbers. The terminal was tiny and there were not enough chairs to accomodate all the passengers. The flight from JNB had arrived 20 minutes early and the captain complained on the intercom that we were very late departing because it was taking so long for everybody to be seated...I'm wondering if that was one of the reasons they stopped flying there.
 
JUANTRIPPEJR
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:31 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:31 am

JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
TK787 wrote:
TK to start flights to Moroni, Comoros. An Island off the Coast of Tanzania, with a population of 800,000. It is just amazing how far TK is trying to reach.

Will that be non-stop (A330) or with a stop (B737-900ER)? Moroni is the capital of Grande Comore, one of the 3 islands that make up the Comoros (country). The 4th island, Mayotte, is a French territory. Yemenia used to fly there regularly and transported many Comorans living in France. Emirates served the Comoros in the 1990s on its way to JNB. I traveled with EK to the Comoros and the airport was a big mess. Seat assignments were done manually and several people had the same seat numbers. The terminal was tiny and there were not enough chairs to accomodate all the passengers. The flight from JNB had arrived 20 minutes early and the captain complained on the intercom that we were very late departing because it was taking so long for everybody to be seated...I'm wondering if that was one of the reasons they stopped flying there.

Actually, looks like it will be via Mahé (SEZ). Can anyone confirm the aircraft type? A330?
 
User avatar
hvusslax
Posts: 313
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:35 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:18 am

LAXintl wrote:
TK Super Bowl advert with Dr. Oz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvicqMrAHvQ


Strange that they would use Icelandic scenery in the ad when they don't fly there.
 
gokmengs
Posts: 992
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:48 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:45 am

TK787 wrote:
Very impressive IMHO. Big production and it shows.
There might be two concerns; why Dr. OZ?? and why so Eastern feeling.
Out of the 5 vingettes ( Northern Lights in Asia, Divers in the US, horseback riding in Namibia, Food lover in China, Grand Bazaar in Istanbul) most are Eastern looking and feeling. No European touch. Maybe in another edit to be aired in Europe we see more of Europe.
Also nice trick to put Dr.OZ inside 330 Business class with 2-2-2 seating, but show 77W at the end :)
I say, well done TK. I say it would have been much better with another spokesperson.


I actually liked the Dr. Oz commercial better than Morgan Freeman one (although his voice must be the best in the world) it is very well produced and it invokes feelings of exploration and getting out there, I found it classy. I don't think Dr. Oz's credibility suffered much after the lawsuits against him for peddling useless supplements. He has a cross over following man women etc.
Yaşa Mustafa Kemal Paşa Yaşa, Adın Yazılacak Mücevher Taşa
 
User avatar
Yakamoz
Posts: 466
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:55 am

JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
TK787 wrote:
TK to start flights to Moroni, Comoros. An Island off the Coast of Tanzania, with a population of 800,000. It is just amazing how far TK is trying to reach.

Will that be non-stop (A330) or with a stop (B737-900ER)? Moroni is the capital of Grande Comore, one of the 3 islands that make up the Comoros (country). The 4th island, Mayotte, is a French territory. Yemenia used to fly there regularly and transported many Comorans living in France. Emirates served the Comoros in the 1990s on its way to JNB. I traveled with EK to the Comoros and the airport was a big mess. Seat assignments were done manually and several people had the same seat numbers. The terminal was tiny and there were not enough chairs to accomodate all the passengers. The flight from JNB had arrived 20 minutes early and the captain complained on the intercom that we were very late departing because it was taking so long for everybody to be seated...I'm wondering if that was one of the reasons they stopped flying there.

Actually, looks like it will be via Mahé (SEZ). Can anyone confirm the aircraft type? A330?


Routing IST-SEZ-HAH 3 weekly with A330. As from 16 June 2018.
 
planemanofnz
Posts: 3375
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:46 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 am

TK is considering services to MEX and SYD soon. :stirthepot:

The MEX service has been hinted as being via DUB.

See: https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 64396.html.

Cheers,

C.
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:15 pm

Flew Isparta-IST on TK today. 100% full flight on 738. We could only find 3 tickets 18 hours in advance, rest of my colleagues had to drive to AYT to catch a flight from there back to Istanbul. TK flies to Isparta only once a day. 50 min flight to Istanbul. Few details.... There was an all white/white tail ES-SAN Airbus 320 on the tarmac, also two Atlasglobal jets parked, one with engines covered ( like it has been stored there for a while). There were 4 FA's serving on our flight. Also in the business section there was a whole other TK crew, 3 pilots, 5 FA's IIRC. I remember the captains face. He was having breakfast at the same hotel I stayed last night.
What would be the reason for a TK crew to overnight at Isparta, and deadhead back to IST? Thanks.
 
User avatar
Yakamoz
Posts: 466
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:18 pm

TK787 wrote:
Flew Isparta-IST on TK today. 100% full flight on 738. We could only find 3 tickets 18 hours in advance, rest of my colleagues had to drive to AYT to catch a flight from there back to Istanbul. TK flies to Isparta only once a day. 50 min flight to Istanbul. Few details.... There was an all white/white tail ES-SAN Airbus 320 on the tarmac, also two Atlasglobal jets parked, one with engines covered ( like it has been stored there for a while). There were 4 FA's serving on our flight. Also in the business section there was a whole other TK crew, 3 pilots, 5 FA's IIRC. I remember the captains face. He was having breakfast at the same hotel I stayed last night.
What would be the reason for a TK crew to overnight at Isparta, and deadhead back to IST? Thanks.


Very interesting news from Isparta!
AFAIK there are 3 Atlasglobal Airbus (2 A320/1 A321) in Isparta, now you say an all white A320 with ES-SAN registration. Do you have any photos? All three will leave, that is fact.
 
User avatar
william
Posts: 2763
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:31 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:53 pm

LAXintl wrote:
TK Super Bowl advert with Dr. Oz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvicqMrAHvQ


Yeah, at least 10 airlines are coming to mind that could have made that commercial.
 
aldrigsomandre
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:30 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:07 pm

planemanofnz wrote:
TK is considering services to MEX and SYD soon. :stirthepot:

The MEX service has been hinted as being via DUB.

See: https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 64396.html.

Cheers,

C.


TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new.
 
User avatar
LAXintl
Posts: 22618
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:21 pm

Arabs summer love of Turkey continues.

Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320

While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09.

aldrigsomandre wrote:
TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new.


Thats true - but ironically I am here now :wink2:
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:08 am

Yakamoz wrote:
TK787 wrote:
Flew Isparta-IST on TK today. 100% full flight on 738. We could only find 3 tickets 18 hours in advance, rest of my colleagues had to drive to AYT to catch a flight from there back to Istanbul. TK flies to Isparta only once a day. 50 min flight to Istanbul. Few details.... There was an all white/white tail ES-SAN Airbus 320 on the tarmac, also two Atlasglobal jets parked, one with engines covered ( like it has been stored there for a while). There were 4 FA's serving on our flight. Also in the business section there was a whole other TK crew, 3 pilots, 5 FA's IIRC. I remember the captains face. He was having breakfast at the same hotel I stayed last night.
What would be the reason for a TK crew to overnight at Isparta, and deadhead back to IST? Thanks.


Very interesting news from Isparta!
AFAIK there are 3 Atlasglobal Airbus (2 A320/1 A321) in Isparta, now you say an all white A320 with ES-SAN registration. Do you have any photos? All three will leave, that is fact.

Image
You can see the Atlasglobal birds in the background. Also what is the big construction near the terminal at Isparta, any ideas? New terminal?
 
User avatar
mafaky
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:04 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:34 am

Also what is the big construction near the terminal at Isparta, any ideas? New terminal?


Turkish Army HQ base at Güvercinlik/Ankara is being moved here. That construction may be related to that new compound for Army Aviation. Certainly not a new terminal for civil purposes!...
A veteran Electronics & Communications Engineer from Istanbul-Turkey, highly interested in civil and military aviation.
 
User avatar
Yakamoz
Posts: 466
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:11 am

TK787 wrote:
Yakamoz wrote:
TK787 wrote:
Flew Isparta-IST on TK today. 100% full flight on 738. We could only find 3 tickets 18 hours in advance, rest of my colleagues had to drive to AYT to catch a flight from there back to Istanbul. TK flies to Isparta only once a day. 50 min flight to Istanbul. Few details.... There was an all white/white tail ES-SAN Airbus 320 on the tarmac, also two Atlasglobal jets parked, one with engines covered ( like it has been stored there for a while). There were 4 FA's serving on our flight. Also in the business section there was a whole other TK crew, 3 pilots, 5 FA's IIRC. I remember the captains face. He was having breakfast at the same hotel I stayed last night.
What would be the reason for a TK crew to overnight at Isparta, and deadhead back to IST? Thanks.


Very interesting news from Isparta!
AFAIK there are 3 Atlasglobal Airbus (2 A320/1 A321) in Isparta, now you say an all white A320 with ES-SAN registration. Do you have any photos? All three will leave, that is fact.

Image
You can see the Atlasglobal birds in the background. Also what is the big construction near the terminal at Isparta, any ideas? New terminal?


Thank you TK787, very interesting catch, really!
 
behramjee
Posts: 4609
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:56 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 am

TK787 wrote:
Hello Turkish Aviations fans from a very warm Istanbul evening;

You can find last month’s thread here :
viewtopic.php?p=20132465#p20132465

Please continue here:
--There were news that Canada offered 3 weekly slots to TK for YVR, but TK insisting on daily slots.

As always, safe flights and happy landings to all, welcome.


Is there any source or update on TK being offered 3 weekly YVR-Vancouver flights?
 
User avatar
Yakamoz
Posts: 466
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:47 am

TK787 wrote:
Yakamoz wrote:
TK787 wrote:
Flew Isparta-IST on TK today. 100% full flight on 738. We could only find 3 tickets 18 hours in advance, rest of my colleagues had to drive to AYT to catch a flight from there back to Istanbul. TK flies to Isparta only once a day. 50 min flight to Istanbul. Few details.... There was an all white/white tail ES-SAN Airbus 320 on the tarmac, also two Atlasglobal jets parked, one with engines covered ( like it has been stored there for a while). There were 4 FA's serving on our flight. Also in the business section there was a whole other TK crew, 3 pilots, 5 FA's IIRC. I remember the captains face. He was having breakfast at the same hotel I stayed last night.
What would be the reason for a TK crew to overnight at Isparta, and deadhead back to IST? Thanks.


Very interesting news from Isparta!
AFAIK there are 3 Atlasglobal Airbus (2 A320/1 A321) in Isparta, now you say an all white A320 with ES-SAN registration. Do you have any photos? All three will leave, that is fact.

Image
You can see the Atlasglobal birds in the background. Also what is the big construction near the terminal at Isparta, any ideas? New terminal?


I got it: It's UR-AJA of Atlasglobal Ukraine. Will leave fleet as ES-SAN and going to Smartlynx Estonia.
 
JUANTRIPPEJR
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:31 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:32 am

planemanofnz wrote:
TK is considering services to MEX and SYD soon. :stirthepot:

The MEX service has been hinted as being via DUB.

See: https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 64396.html.

Cheers,

C.

I would have thought that a IST-MEX-CUN-IST or IST-MEX-MTY-IST would have been more logical...or even IST-SDQ-MEX-SDQ-IST.
 
stylo777
Posts: 2313
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:32 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:50 pm

LAXintl wrote:
Arabs summer love of Turkey continues.

Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320

While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09.

aldrigsomandre wrote:
TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new.


Thats true - but ironically I am here now :wink2:

...and you may add another quite intersting one by QR: DOH-HTY 3x weekly.
That will be the 5th destination in Turkey after IST, ESB, SAW and ADA. It’s about time to add ADB, BJV and AYT. :)
 
aldrigsomandre
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:30 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:37 pm

stylo777 wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Arabs summer love of Turkey continues.

Kuwait Airways will launch service to Trabzon June 9th - 3x weekly A320

While Saudi will operate daily A320 to Izmir with mixed schedule of flights from Jeddah and Riyadh starting June 10th - Sept 09.

aldrigsomandre wrote:
TK considers services to SYD every day. Nothing new.


Thats true - but ironically I am here now :wink2:

...and you may add another quite intersting one by QR: DOH-HTY 3x weekly.
That will be the 5th destination in Turkey after IST, ESB, SAW and ADA. It’s about time to add ADB, BJV and AYT. :)


Who are the target customers for the DOH-HTY service?
 
User avatar
mercure1
Posts: 3891
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:13 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:46 pm

Well is Hatay not the most Arab section of Turkey?
Also as I recall it has its own tourism draw with ancient ruins and city of Antioch. Also suppose region has a bit of laid back style being on the Mediterranean.
 
dodgers702
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:49 am

JUANTRIPPEJR wrote:
planemanofnz wrote:
TK is considering services to MEX and SYD soon. :stirthepot:

The MEX service has been hinted as being via DUB.

See: https://www.independent.ie/business/wor ... 64396.html.

Cheers,

C.

I would have thought that a IST-MEX-CUN-IST or IST-MEX-MTY-IST would have been more logical...or even IST-SDQ-MEX-SDQ-IST.



Is it possible TK is looking for 5th freedom rights? Wonder if Mexican Aviation authority would grant them to sell tickets DUB-MEX leg as no airlines have service linking both cities. I would think if they wanted just a technical stop they could have applied for the ones you mentioned above and could have been granted like HU is doing. TK likes to be creative so no surprise they are looking into a IST-DUB-MEX route. Would be interesting to see how it does if it comes to fruition.
 
planeguy
Posts: 339
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2001 4:42 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:10 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju6FJ8qRTtk

Impressive to have been built in five years even if its phase 1.


Meanwhile at BER.......... :stirthepot:
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:56 am

mercure1 wrote:
Well is Hatay not the most Arab section of Turkey?
Also as I recall it has its own tourism draw with ancient ruins and city of Antioch. Also suppose region has a bit of laid back style being on the Mediterranean.

Last time I was in Hatay was 5 years ago, when the conflict was still young. Yes, few Arab license-plated cars on the roads. But that was long time ago. Now 3 million Syrians are in Turkey, maybe more, not sure what percentage of that is in Hatay. Besides that I doubt there is any tourism or laid back Med. Coast travel to the region. Maybe a very tiny percentage of Turks travel there for Hatay's food/culture and the historic ruins but none for the beach.
Arabs like the lure of Istanbul and the cool climate of Black Sea coast, I also wonder what would attract Arabs to Hatay.
 
User avatar
mafaky
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:04 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:44 am

...and you may add another quite intersting one by QR: DOH-HTY 3x weekly.
That will be the 5th destination in Turkey after IST, ESB, SAW and ADA. It’s about time to add ADB, BJV and AYT. :)


Add also TZX to your short-list! :) ;)

Arabs like the lure of Istanbul and the cool climate of Black Sea coast, I also wonder what would attract Arabs to Hatay.


Some Arabs do like spending their holidays in the mountaineous regions. (In Turkish: "Yayla Turizmi") They used to go the Lebanon, which they now cannot. That's why they are also interested in Trabzon served by TZX. In addition to Hatay, I'm pretty hopeful they will get interested in highlands Antalya (not the beachside, as indicated!...) if and when some appealing infrastructure can be established.
A veteran Electronics & Communications Engineer from Istanbul-Turkey, highly interested in civil and military aviation.
 
User avatar
mafaky
Posts: 458
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:04 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:05 pm

The first runway of INA is now officially designated and marked as 34L/16R. Previously it was known to be 36L/18R.

Marking process is still underway. In a few days' time the runway illumination system will be tested...
A veteran Electronics & Communications Engineer from Istanbul-Turkey, highly interested in civil and military aviation.
 
User avatar
TK105
Posts: 520
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:00 am

I heard rumors that planned transfer of operations from IST to INA will require 2 days and during this period only SAW will be operational.

Edit: Those 2 days are supposed to be 28th and 29th of October. Also TEM motorway will be partly closed to traffic so that equipment can be moved from IST to INA quickly.

Moreover first landing is rumored to be during last week of February which will be a presidential flight...

My insider says that only runway 1 and 2 will be ready by October 2018 (but you never know, because they work also very hard on runway 3 as well). I asked about terminal: He said that it will be ready by October without difficulties with the current pace.
Last edited by TK105 on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
The future is in the skies.
 
User avatar
TK787
Topic Author
Posts: 3683
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:43 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 am

Incredible results for TK for January:
-YoY 36.6% increase in pax to a total fo 5.7M pax in January.
-LF incrase 7.3% to 79.8%
-Load Factor from N.America increased 13.3% !!
 
gokmengs
Posts: 992
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:48 am

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:16 pm

TK787 wrote:
Incredible results for TK for January:
-YoY 36.6% increase in pax to a total fo 5.7M pax in January.
-LF incrase 7.3% to 79.8%
-Load Factor from N.America increased 13.3% !!


Good results and it shows how bad 2016 and 2017 was for TK, not their fault but the sad events that happened greatly reduced demand.
Yaşa Mustafa Kemal Paşa Yaşa, Adın Yazılacak Mücevher Taşa

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos